As we all know the stigma associated with mental health is a barrier to services and support. Many people are ashamed to ask for help. This is no different in our black community and is greater in our LGBTQ+ black communities. While asking for help can be hard, and accessing care can be even more challenging this article takes a look at the various aspects of mental health and explores more opportunities. Many health departments offer mental health counseling and services. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. It could save your life.